Accessed by speedboat from the mainland this extraordinary luxury retreat sleeps up to 24 guests across several accommodations, including the Governor’s House, three cottages, a guest house and a fortress tower.
The private estate is the sole property on the beautiful island of Sainte Marguerite. The island, located off the coast of Cannes, has always had strategic maritime importance. It once belonged to the estate of Louis XIV and was used as a base by Napoleon to fire cannonball at enemy ships. Today the island’s fragrant pine woodland and clear turquoise waters provide an exclusive, secluded retreat accessed in true Riviera fashion, by speedboat or helicopter from the mainland.
The property is surrounded with three-and-a-half acres of private gardens, including citrus grove and olive orchard, fragrant jasmine-covered terraces and pathways lined with lavender and agapanthus.
A large pool, which can be heated, has a shaded dining terrace and summer kitchen, perfect for gathering guests together for lunches overlooking the bay. A Spa area has steam room, sauna and massage tables.
The clear waters that surround the island are perfect for a morning swim, with beaches to be found within a five minute walk. In addition to Le Grand Jardin, the island also features one the Riviera's top summer restaurants, La Guerite, accessible on foot or an easy transfer in the estate's air-conditioning vehicles.